Biden’s anti-Trump (Republican) outreach

Biden campaign reaches out to ‘disaffected Republicans,’ who reach right back

That was, of course, the grand argument for Biden’s nomination in the first place. Being a relative moderate within the Democratic Party, Biden will be able to reach swing voters—who will presumably include some disaffected Republicans (code for: Republicans who don’t like Donald Trump):

“Among those speaking with Biden’s campaign are members of The Lincoln Project – a leading never-Trump group that quickly raised $1 million last week after coming under attack by the president on Twitter over a web ad they produced that targeted Trump over his response to the coronavirus pandemic.”

There is, indeed, a case to be made that the two-party system no longer reflects the true political landscape of America.

We could really use a moderate version of the Democratic Party (what the Democratic Party used to be), so that the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortezes and the Bernie Sanderses could run as outright socialists. 

Likewise, there is a case to be made for a socially liberal, fiscally conservative Rockefeller Republican Party, alongside a GOP that reflects the sentiments of Trump voters.

But that’s not the system we presently have. As things stand, any national candidate of the Democratic Party is heavily dependent on that party’s far-left fringe. 

It’s difficult to see how Joe Biden could court “disaffected Republicans” to any significant degree, without alienating the moonbats who wanted Bernie Sanders all along. 

And, as the above article notes, anti-Trump Republicans (“anti” enough to vote for a Democrat in November) really aren’t that big a slice of the electorate, anyway.